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Serbia: Situation tense at Hungarian border following full closure01:32

Serbia: Situation tense at Hungarian border following full closure

Serbia, Horgos
September 16, 2015 at 19:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

The situation was tense at the border between the Serbian town of Horgos, near to the Hungarian town of Roszke, Tuesday, following the Hungarian authorities' decision to officially close the country's border earlier in the day.

Refugees can be seen banging on the fence, looking through fences at security officials, sat and walking in the buffer zone as well as crowding around a food distribution centre.

Hungary's decision to block migrants attempting to pass into the EU via the south-eastern frontier has seen an increased the military presence, with soldiers deployed and a razor-wire fence installed. Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday told Hungary's TV2 station that a state of emergency was "likely" to be introduced in the border area.

Negotiators have reportedly agreed that refugees will be allowed to enter Hungary around 200 metres (656ft) from the buffer zone which is now also a protest site in Horgos, but must have their fingerprints taken before entering the EU country.

Serbia: Situation tense at Hungarian border following full closure01:32
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The situation was tense at the border between the Serbian town of Horgos, near to the Hungarian town of Roszke, Tuesday, following the Hungarian authorities' decision to officially close the country's border earlier in the day.

Refugees can be seen banging on the fence, looking through fences at security officials, sat and walking in the buffer zone as well as crowding around a food distribution centre.

Hungary's decision to block migrants attempting to pass into the EU via the south-eastern frontier has seen an increased the military presence, with soldiers deployed and a razor-wire fence installed. Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday told Hungary's TV2 station that a state of emergency was "likely" to be introduced in the border area.

Negotiators have reportedly agreed that refugees will be allowed to enter Hungary around 200 metres (656ft) from the buffer zone which is now also a protest site in Horgos, but must have their fingerprints taken before entering the EU country.